Stellar Realms - The Online Game of Interstellar Conquest
Now, don't be losing interest so soon. This isn't an advertisement for some money grubbing corporate entity, Stellar Realms is free to play. This is simply an announcement for a great game that a friend of mine has been working on for a couple years now. There's been a few of us playing for awhile, but we're trying to expand and get even more folks interested.
Stellar Realms is accessed completely from its website. For those visual folks out there, I'm sorry, but there really aren't any pictures. But this also means you don't have to get that top end video card to play. It also means you can check up on it (discretely) while at the office during the day. Did I mention that its free?
Here's a quote directly from the Stellar Realms site:
What is Stellar Realms?
Stellar Realms is an online, multiplayer strategy game in a science-fiction setting. The object is to accumulate as much prestige as possible, through various means, in the period of 400 game-years.
This can be accomplished through construction, research, diplomacy, and occasionally, military action.
One month in the Stellar Realms universe constitutes a turn, and represents 20 minutes of "real-world" time. Therefore, a full 400-year round is accomplished in 66 real-world days.
There are over 20 playable species, each with their unique blend of technologies, focus and philosophies.
Play styles can be quite diverse; play an avid technophile, xenophobic zealot, crafty diplomat, shrewd arms-merchant or militaristic bully, it's up to you. But keep in mind, there's only room for ONE planet at the top of the galactic prestige chart!
I know there's a couple other folks here that are already playing, but I'll let them speak up and share their thoughts so far. In the previous game rounds we've only had around 30 active planets, so you're not going to be lost in multitudes of players. It will be very easy to become noticed. Whether being noticed a good thing for your planet or not is something you'll have to find out.
Come and have some laid back fun, check it out. The next round is scheduled to start Thursday, March 17.